Braving unusually cold weather, more than 30 community members gathered this morning outside the Governor’s Mansion for a quickly called protest demanding Ralph Northam resign his position as the Commonwealth’s chief executive officer after being exposed as a racist.
The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is currently 12,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
WE CAN’T AFFORD THESE ENDLESS WARS – AND NEITHER CAN THE REST OF THE WORLD!
The U.S. is now openly at war in Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Pakistan. It has military bases in 70 countries and a military presence of some kind in 150. The wars are not being fought for our defense and they do not make us safe.
IN OUR OPINION: 2019
An editorial on the upcoming year, an impending anniversary, and race in Virginia.
‘I’M GOING TO FIGHT FOR MY FREEDOM!’ AN INTERVIEW WITH ABBIE HERRERA
Our interview with Abbie Arevalo Herrera, a 31-year-old mother seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing her native Honduras. After a change in the law led to Herrera’s ordered deportation, she and her children sought sanctuary in a Richmond church, where they have remained ever since.
‘RED FOR ED’- RICHMOND TEACHERS ORGANIZE, SCORE VICTORIES
By Joseph S.H. Rogers “It’s not a good look when teachers and students have to rearrange their carefully created schedules two days before the start of school.” That was just one of […]
A CALL FOR A MASS MOBILIZATION TO OPPOSE NATO, WAR & RACISM!
Since its founding, the U.S.-led NATO has been the world’s deadliest military alliance, causing untold suffering and devastation throughout Northern Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Join us in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2019 for a mass mobilization on NATO’s 70th anniversary during its annual summit meeting.
NATO EXPANSION & RUSSIA
NATO exercises, training missions and military aid are always described as “defensive” in nature. But it’s not Russia that’s expanding its military influence right up to the borders of the United States.